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Pokémon Trading Card Game is a two-player trading card game based on the popular franchise. Players select Pokémon, who have various types and abilities, and try to defeat the opponent's Pokémon. Trainer cards provide various supporting and disrupting effects. Energy cards are this game's resource system and are needed to use a Pokémon's attacks. Cards in play are always face-up.

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Are VStar and VMax pokemon V pokemon?

So me and a couple friends are playing some pokemon tcg and for Mimikyu's Ability Safeguard is it protected form VStars and VMaxs? Mimikyu Ability Safeguaed: Prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by ...
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Can you evolve a Basic pokemon to its stage 2 with the TM Evolution?

So pretty much how the title says but can you use the Item tool card Technical Machine: Evolution to evolve a Basic bench Pokémon to its stage 2? Technical Machine: Evolution Choose up to 2 of your ...
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Can any card named exactly "Pikachu" evolve into "Raichu"? [duplicate]

There are many different pokemon cards named exactly "Pikachu". (I am not asking about Alolan versions, etc.) If I have a Raichu card that says "evolves from Pikachu", can I evolve ...
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Can Safeguard and Mysterious Shield protect from attack effects?

Alright so abilities Safeguard and Mysterious Shield definitions are both Prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by attacks from your opponent's Pokémon ex and Pokémon V So I just am just wondering ...
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Can Big Parasol stop the extra damage a moves does?

Can the Big Parasol tool card stop the extra damage a move could do? As long as the Pokémon this card is attached to is in the Active Spot, prevent all effects of attacks from your opponent's Pokémon ...
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Can radiant pokemon count as rule box?

Is it true that Radiant Pokémon are counted as "rule box Pokémon"?
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Could Regidrago VStar use Haxorus' Dragon Dance?

So I was just reading my cards and realized maybe I messed up but could Regidrago VStar use a Haxorus Dragon Dance to its advantage or did I miss read it? For context Regidrago VStar's Apex Dragon ...
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151 Mew's using Regidrago VStar's attack

Ok so me and a friend where discussing this but can Mew use Regidrago VStar's Apex Dragon as it's move? Mew's attack Genome Hacking: Choose 1 of your opponent's Active Pokémon's attacks and use it as ...
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Can Big Parasol Item card stop Regidrago VStar's one attack?

I feel like my awnser was in this post but just wanna check. Should A Big Parasol on a Decidueye Protect me from Dragapult VMAX Shred Me and a friend have been discussing that if the opponent's active ...
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Are there any Pokemon cards banned in unlimited format?

The Pokemon website says that no cards are banned in unlimited format. Is this true? Are cards such as _____’s Pikachu or Ancient Mew banned? What about jumbo cards?
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Is there a way to rate Pokemon decks so that players can be evenly matched?

I took the kids to a local game store for a casual pokemon tournament. I was disappointed to see the vastly superior decks the other players had built. Every pokemon in their decks was V, Vmax, V-Star,...
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How does Flame Charge in Larvesta work?

I don't understand the instruction for this attack. It seems to require one fire energy card (icon on the left), and it also says "find one fire energy card and attach it to this pokemon", ...
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Can I fail Raihan's search even if I have cards in my deck?

Raihan. If no cards in my deck can I play a raihan. I still attach the energy from the discard pile but I don’t want to grab a card from the deck is this allowed. Can I fail grabbing a card from the ...
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In Pokemon, what is a V card?

So for my birthday, my father got me a new Pokemon card set that you can get at Walmart. The card set he got me was a Venisaur V, but I don't necessarily know what the V means. Is it a better version ...
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Cramorant damage multiplier question

I am new to Pokemon TCG. My kid and I are falling in love with it, but I get confused about some things. Cramorant has an attack that says: Continious Gulp Missile 60×, you can discard Arrokuda from ...
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Does Lapras attack "Aqua Bullet" attack both Active and Benched Poémon?

I have Lapras pokémon with Aqua Bullet attack with bold 20 damage amount with description: This attack does 20 damage to 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for ...
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Should A Big Parasol on a Decidueye Protect me from Dragapult VMAX Shred

Can anyone help clear up an discussion I'm having with my son as to whether a big parasol stops a dragapult's shred getting through Deep Forest Camo. The Text on Decidueye's Deep Forest Camo ability ...
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Pokemon TCG Starting Decks

My son and I are new to Pokemon TCG. We purchased the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy and have been enjoying it. It came with three complete decks: electric, fire, and psychic. Each one came ...
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Does Altaria GX Euphoria Attack heal Knocked Out Pokemon?

I am playing Pokemon TCG with my kids. My son has the Altaria GX card. The GX Attack is Euphoria GX which states "...Heal all damage from all of your Pokemon." Does the healing effect ...
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Does sleep status and paralyze remove confuse?

Let's suppose I make the opponent's pokemon confuse, then after that I use an attack that would make it sleep, or paralyze, does it removes the confuse status? And if so, does it remove poison and ...
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Acerola Supporter card effect

Put 1 of your pokemon that has any damage counters on it and all cards attached to it into your hand. Does this mean I can move my active pokemon which has damage on it straight into my hand?
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Pokemon tcg knock out attacks versus effects

Is the Amazing Destruction (Yveltal) knock out an effect or part of the attack?
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How long are trading cards expected to last?

I am trying to make my Pokémon cards last for as long as possible, so I am storing them in soft sleeves and then again in hard sleeves. These hard sleeves are kept in a shoebox. I know that old paper ...
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Rule guidance on Defending Pokemon

The Absol Doom News attack states that the Defending Pokemon is knocked out at the end of the Opponent's turn. If the Active Pokemon is switched, does the Defending Pokemon stay the same, or does the ...
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Damage using Professor Kukui in Pokemon TCG

Professor Kukui adds 20 damage to the Active Pokemon during an attack. Does this still occur if you attack a benched Pokemon? I know it shouldn't be added on if you poison the Active Pokemon as this ...
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In Pokemon, is the 'Attack' action the last action that is performed on your turn?

Is the 'Attack' action the last action you take during your turn or can you take other actions after this is done?
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can i have multiple copies of a single pokemon?

i was looking to build an Eevee deck for my niece, who is really into pokemon tcg at the moment- and i know you can only have 4 copies of any card, but saw somewhere that the exception is if it is a ...
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Do I take two prize cards when a Pokemon-EX is discarded?

When using the Cursed Shovel trainer card and you remove two cards from your opponent’s deck, if one of the discarded cards is a Mega Mewtwo EX, does it entitle me to take two prize cards?
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Establishing number of secret Pokemon cards per quarterly release

How is it ever proven or demonstrated as to the final number of secret Pokemon cards in a series? These are the cards that are numbered higher than the set number e.g. 194/192 and tend to be holos, ...
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Poisoning as an attack in Pokemon TCG

The item card Bent Spoon prevents all effects of attacks apart from damage. Toxapex GX had an attack that causes 100 damage instead of 10 between turns. Does this damage class as an effect of an ...
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How do you identify what series a Pokemon card is from?

Just from looking at the Pokemon card, is it possible to determine what series the card is from e.g. Hidden Fates, Steam Siege etc.? The copyright states the year but not which release quarter the ...
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When you return an evolved pokemon to your hand, and you put it back into play, do you have to evolve the pokemon again?

For example, when amoonguss is returned to the hand, and you take it's stage one devolved form with it (foongus), and then you want to put it back into play, do you place amoonguss back in, or foongus?...
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Does damage of Echoed Voice (Toucannon SUM) increment each turn?

My brother and I were playing another round of Pokémon TCG, and we encountered an argument that we can't solve involving Toucannon's Echoed Voice attack. Me: Echoed Voice does 60 damage on the first ...
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What is the use of the return label in Pokémon TCG?

In the image below, the trainer card "Return Label" states that you can put a card from your opponent's discard pile on the bottom of their deck. What is the use of this card? You wouldn't want your ...
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Can you have the same Pokemon with different names [duplicate]

I was thinking about a character in the TV show during one episode of sun and moon Ash meets a trainer who just loves Pikachu and I wanted to make a deck baced on her so I understand you can only have ...
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Rules or constraints for assembling the cards in your Pokemon deck

Trying to learn Pokemon TCG. My understanding is that, as a Pokemon TCG player, its your responsibility to assemble your own deck (stack of Pokemon cards) prior to coming to the game/match/fight/...
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Can Mewto and Mew Tag Team GX's Perfection ability be prevented from using by using Golduck's amnesia attack?

In Pokemon tcg, I got a card named "Mewto and Mew GX", and the "Perfection" ability looks cool. But when I put it into combat, I encountered a problem. For example, golduck's attack amnesia does 20 ...
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Do benched Pokemon heal?

I'm trying to learn Pokemon TCG so I can play with my kids; and I'm trying to figure out whether benched Pokemon heal or not? If so: are there any constraints ("healing rate", etc.) which apply to ...
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Does Mewtwo-EX's Damage Change exchange or move damage counters?

Mewtwo-EX from BREAKthrough has a Damage Change attack: Damage Change Switch all damage counters on this Pokémon with those on your opponent's Active Pokémon. The Damage Change attack states ...
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Pokemon Gliscor GL 62/111

I have a Gliscor card from the Rising Rivals Pokemon set which says it's an 'Elite Four's Pokemon' but on the top left-hand side it's written GL (Gym Leader) instead of the usual Elite Four icon (see ...
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Does Incineroar's ability, Strong Cheer, affect attacks that normally deal no damage?

I have a benched Incineroar (Unbroken Bonds 29) with Strong Cheer ability. Strong Cheer Your Pokémon's attacks do 30 more damage to your opponent's Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and ...
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what happens to an injured pokemon shuffled back into the deck

Heracross can perform an attack which forces the opponent to »shuffle his active pokemon back into his deck«. What happens if this pokemon is already injured? I did not find the rules adequate about ...
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Defeating Final Evolution Pokemon

I'm a very new player to the Pokemon TCG, and have picked up two themed decks to play with (Ultra Prism). So far in my experience however it seems that if one player gets their active Pokemon to its ...
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What's a good item card to get water energy out of a deck in pokemon?

I'm trying to make a deck for my Blastoise but I can't find/figure out what good item /pokemon card to draw water energy from my deck. This is my main card.
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Can I play basic attacks of an evolved Pokemon?

If I have evolved a Pokemon by placing a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card on top of it, can I play attacks from the basic form?
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How can I defend against Pokémon Cinccino “Fluffy Tail”

I’m trying to learn how to play the Pokémon tcg and can’t find an answer that makes sense online. My opponent used Cinccino’s Fluffy Tail attack, which does 30 damage, and also puts the defending ...
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What type of Pokémon coins are these?

I have no idea where they came from or what they are, if any one knows I would greatly appreciate an answer.
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When do you flip a coin for conditions

I understand that you flip a coin to check if a pokemon wakes up. Assume that my son puts my active Pokémon to sleep (he has a Litwick which does this very easily). At the end of his turn do I get to ...
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Pokemon cards with the same name and different features

I have noticed that some Pokémon have the same name but different features (be it hit points, attacks or abilities). How does this work? I am accustomed to card games where the same card, even with ...
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Are effects from attacks mandatory or optional?

Very new Pokémon tcg player (father trying to learn the rules here). I wonder if the effects of an attack are mandatory or optional. Like I have a Alolan Sandslash whose Smash Turn attack (requires ...
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